Monday, June 16, 2008

severe weather

Everytime we mow hay, it rains. That's just a fact. DH had about 30 acres in our backyard down. It rained.

It dried out nicely yesterday, although not the pretty sage green color most people like for their animals. Just as DH and the boys were finishing up, a big storm blew in. I mean, you could see lightening for miles! The winds were so strong, I couldn't get the doors open to get in!

Ethan got his ducks in a washtub to bring in to the garage. He didn't think they should spend their first night out in a storm. They were snug in the garage last I saw them.

In other news, Baylor is at 4H camp this week. I will miss having my baby home. I know he's having a ball, probably rooming with Austin and Lane. What a group of goofy boys!

TJ went to the vet this morning. He's at a wopping 41 lbs. He got his last set of shots. YEAH!! Now he just needs to be neutered. That will come after the fair. Here's a photo of my baby:
He's a good dog, and smart, too. He was chasing the neighbors chickens and she made him sit and listen and said 'Don't be a dumb dog, be a smart puppy. Don't chase the chickens'. He didn't chase them the rest of the night.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Busy Week

OK, so we had Kelly's grad party and I would love to post some photos, but the camera is on Ethan's desk with dead batteries.

It seems as though we are running a hundred miles an hour. I was off two days last week, so the stuff is piled (and I do mean PILED) up on my desk. My computer keeps blinking and I don't know what will stay and what won't.

I work as a demographics assistant at the university. This means I enter data on everyone in our database. I average about 100 changes a day, so you can just imagine what happens when you are off for two days. Add to that the fact that our database is merging to the student side and we have tons of reports for verification. YUCK!!! Leads to some pretty busy workdays.

There is a huge storm system coming through and there is a chance for tornadoes. You just never know. I am fascinated by good heavy storms. The power of nature is amazing. If I didn't have children, I would be a storm chaser.

Well, it is another weekend. So glad for it. Baylor is going to 4H camp on Monday so I have to make sure his clothes are cleaned and ready to go. I also have to clean a path to the washer. Remember the boys cleaning the kitchen? All the stuff in the kitchen the boys moved out to clean they put in the hall to the laundry room! It's an obstacle course through there.

Oh, and Ethan and Brandon were going to move the ducks out to the run today. Hard to believe just two short weeks ago they were tiny little ducklings. I already noticed adult feathers on some of them. He's hoping for about a 10 lb. duck this year. Last year, his squeaked into the fair at just 5 lbs. Yes, there is a minimum weight requirement.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Have I mentioned this month

how great my kids are?

This has been a hectic week. I went to King's Island on Monday with my youngest, Baylor and his friends. We had a lot of fun. Justin cut his hair in a mohawk for the event and I think they rode every coaster down there.

Baylor, Justin, Brenton and Keegan, as well as a very large group of middle schoolers for South Vienna, went as part of their incentive program. If the kids are good all year, they get an incentive trip for each quarter. If they make all 4 field trips, they go to King's Island.

The rest of the week, we have been desperately trying to get ready for Kelly's grad party. I cannot believe it's this weekend. Laura and her family are coming up from South Carolina. Lou and her family are coming in from PA. The first time in 5 years all of us are together at the same time.

Last night, I came home to the boys cleaning the kitchen. And I don't just mean doing the dishes and wiping the counter tops. Ethan and Baylor took everything out of the cupboards, cleaned the cupboards and put everything back. It's amazing. Ethan said he could get the whole house done this way, but I doubt that would happen. There are two many other things that need done when the sun shines and since we got 4 inches of rain yesterday, it was a good thing to fill the day.

Kelly went to Cedar Point with her band today. It's probably the last event she will go to with these kids. She will see them throughout the next 4 years, but probably not go to events. It's 90 degrees and sunny, so I hope she remembers to put on sun screen. She has two skin tones, white and red.

Well, I have the day off tomorrow, so since my fam is in town, I am sure the last thing I want to do is blog. Have a great weekend.